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Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega PosterPosts: 2,822
"do not use on eyes or genitals". genitals?! why would you? :confused: i wasnt aware you could get coldsores on your genitals.

but then i wasnt aware i got coldsores, i dont even know if i have one but its something nasty, it started with a crack in the corner of my mouth and i stupidly wouldnt leave it alone and now its just this horrible red bit with flaky skin that often comes off the top and its really red and painful and today its so bad i cant open my mouth wide enough to speak clearly or eat properly :( dont know whats wrong with me lately.

while we're on the matter of my health.. how do you get rid of stubble rash? thats the kind you get from other people's stubble, nothing to do with shaving, before alza asks again!! ive got these nasty spots on my chin that werent there last night so ummmm i wonder where they might have come from!! :rolleyes: ..

at least my sunburn's going, i didnt post about it coz ive been kinda busy, or did i? yes i distinctly remmeber posting about it in the skincare - sunburn topic. anyway its gone mostly brown now and i look almost normal apart from my two tone neck. have to remember the fake tan on the other side of my face before i leave the house again once its worn off! did my legs for last night too, well my mum gave me a hand coz im crap at applying fake tan, and now i have the most awful marks around my ankles :o just hope they werent noticable last night. ah well, ill just keep my socks on :) hehe..

my back's still killing me. a few months ago i got this pain in my upper right back under my shoulder blade, i think i probably tore a muscle rather than just pulling one, its mostly better now, apart from if i sit exams and sit still in that position for a long time, it flares up again.

the main problem now is my lower back, it feels like muscular pain, and its mostly on the right side. its probably to do with my posture at the computer, especially when i have to put my legs on top of my tower (which is under my desk before you start getting worried of my legs being several feet higher than my head! :D) and the kb on my lap to prevent noise, once my dad's gone to bed :( not a lot else i can do though.

my mental state is pretty much the same. i feel like im in some kind of emotional limbo and i think i probably will feel like that for some time, unless circumstances change.

my room's still too much of a mess for me to contemplate tackling. however, like i said in insane's thread about depression, i took an exam the other day and could actually concentrate for 2 hrs (the other 15 mins were spent being bored and in a bit of a daze, but hey, got it finished.)... revision is too big a task for me at the moment, my next exam is on 4th june. need to do revision for that, i got a D in that exam last time and im aiming for a B (chem).

ive got a doctor's appointment with bitch from hell (who i kicked when i was younger *smug*) on 7th june, to discuss my mental state again and to get more information to write this report to my school/examiners about how i suddenly lost the ability to use my mind to even half its potential, and something to do with falling back on my predicted grades, as my module tests were in line with those grades, and if these last 5 exams let me down there will at least be a documented reason and hopefully a fall back plan so i can still get into cardiff, an for my own satisfaction, im a terrible perfectionist. you dont know how pissed off i was at getting a B for maths gcse, anything other than As/A*s was inferior to me then and it made me feel awful. i WAS only 5 marks off an A tho. :p now Bs arent so bad at A level, but im hoping for at least one A still. that should happen in geog at least, as long as i do okay in the human geog module on 15th june. which is looking doubtful coz i also have my last 2 biology modules on the same day.

well that turned into a much longer topic than i was expecting it to be. not really looking for advice or replies, just thought, ive started so ill finish :) and ive not really made a post about the stress/depression thing apart from here and there everywhere else. not sure why really. been trying to keep it from people at school, only julie knows. it does help to have people to talk to about it tho, so the people ive talked to in the past month or whenever really, you know who you are, thank you for helping :) even if you just listened and felt like you couldnt help, you did :)


  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    about ur cold-sore thing - it sounds like a cold sore to me. You get them from being run down, and its normally a tell-tale sign that ur body is under too much pressure. Zovirax is good, and put it on as often as possible. Also try lemon juice - either fresh, or bottled, and put a few drops on the area as often as possible. The acidity has something to do with the healing...aparently...
    I'm only doing my standard-grades at the mo, but my advice to basically everyone is - DON'T WORRY! The main issue is ur happiness, and exams are only something the governemnt invented to us kids from trouble...typical! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/rolleyes.gif"&gt;
    Exams are short-term, and there are thousands of jobs which hardly need any qualifications. Just do ur best - anhthing u do - do it 4 urself - no-one else...

    sorry, i tend to waffle <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/redface.gif"&gt;
    just keep smiling
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i think why it talks about the genitals is because the the cold sore virus can also give u herpes, which is an STD, so if u have a cold sore and u give a guy head, then they might get herpes because its the same virus.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru

    Sorry but I don't have any advice for you apart from on your coldsore thing hehe - if it gets worse maybe you should go to the doctor cos I had a coldsore once and I kept touching it and stuff and it went like you described and I passed it to the other side of my mouth and i went to the doctors and it was infected and she give me some tablet things. So yeah. lol
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    herpes simplex - coldsores, genital warts - HPV (human papilloma virus). ah okay, type one herpes simplex causes coldsores, type 2 causes genital warts. and its a viral infection, but HPV causes them. hmmm. confusing, ah well, its here anyway http://www.bureclinic.com/sexualm.htm#warts

    i AM going to the doctor, on 7th june, but shes a bitch and ive also got to have my drug review so i doubt she'll even give me time to mention my back let alone my coldsore <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt;

    I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
    ~ the late, great Douglas Adams
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Emma, what's a drug review?
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    oh its when i cant get any more drugs (antihistimines for my hayfever, the pill for no apparent reason other than im still on it and i hate PMT) until i see the doc and have a bit of a chat about side effects and whether theres a better one to be on.

    so yeah, thats it really.

    I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
    ~ the late, great Douglas Adams
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i think most of us have bad days GFM where every little defect seems 100% worse, i know i do!! keep you chin up, things can only get better (hopefuuly) lol

    the cracked skin, is it right in the corner of your mouth? could just be dry skin as cold sores arent painful (so i believe)
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    yeah thats what it started off as, but zovirax seems to help it, and its got horrible now, i really should leave it alone but im sooo unable to! lol... ill mention it to my doc if its STILL here on 7th june.

    I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
    ~ the late, great Douglas Adams
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